Global feed & food industry leaders discuss critical issues facing the agri-food chain at 5th Global Feed & Food Congress


Apr 20, 2016

Antalya, Turkey – Global feed and food industry leaders discussed critical issues facing the agri-food chain at the 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) and hosted by the Turkish Feed Manufacturers' Association (TÜRKİYEM-BİR), with technical support provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Addressing the GFFC theme ‘Equity and Prosperity for All - The Future', the high level panel brought together Knut Nesse, CEO of Nutreco, Hubert de Roquefeuil, Chairman of InVivo NSA, Dr. Marcos Jank, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Business Development at BRF and Durmuş Yılmaz, former Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey.

Speaking in front of 900 international delegates, the panellists discussed the current state of the feed and food industries, as well as the most important challenges that lie ahead to deliver on the 5th GFFC theme ‘Equity and Prosperity for All’. The panel discussion with delegates touched on critical issues facing the agri-food chain, including sustainability, how to drive and finance innovation, the importance of a balanced regulatory framework, technology transfer and capacity development as well as free and fair trade. There was a call for better communication to a wider audience and agreement that working together is key to meet future challenges.

Prior to the global leaders panel, over 70 world-class speakers, including CEOs, leaders, and experts from global feed and food companies, international organizations and the scientific community, provided their insights and expertise at the 5th GFFC sessions and workshops that covered the whole feed manufacturing and food processing value chain, with a special focus on Sustainability, Markets & Trade, Global Regulations & Trade Facilitation, Biosecurity along the Feed & Food Chain, Animal Nutrition, Innovation and R&D.

For more information and to view the full 5th GFFC programme please visit www.gffc2016.com.

About GFFC

The Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) series was launched in 2005 by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide a global platform for scientists, industry, governments, civil society and intergovernmental organizations to come together to discuss critical issues of food and feed safety, technology, innovation and sustainability. The tri-annual Congress has established itself as the leading global event of its kind and was last held in Sun City, South Africa in 2013. For more information please visit www.gffc2016.com.

About IFIF

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe, representing over 80% of the feed production worldwide. IFIF provides a unified voice and leadership to represent and promote the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population. For more information on IFIF please visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at info@ifif.org.

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